23 January 2018
   
Winky D gives voter registration oomph
Cholera: Zim on high alert as 4 killed
Liberia: Weah sworn in as president
ANC confirms Zuma exit discussion
Government orders blood price reduction
- One day’s supply left of key blood group
Kasukuwere begs ED for forgiveness: official
Chinamasa to divert wages to devolution
MORE NEWS
Gemmology center in Mutare soon
NRZ loss as gold miners damage rail line
MORE BUSINESS
Unpaid Mr ugly reports sponsors to ZRP
Zim author releases new book in USA
MORE SHOWBIZ
Billiat might still leave: Sundowns coach
Anger as Dembare approach City player
MORE SPORTS
Mnangagwa’s ‘New’ Zim merits support
Zhuwao: kleptocracy and EDiots in Davos
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Maridadi laments poor ZBC standards
06/11/2014 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
 
Radio is no longer as informative as it used to be ... James Maridadi
 
RELATED STORIES

FORMER radio presenter, James Maridadi, has expressed concern at the plummeting broadcasting standards at the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).

Speaking at a Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) broadcasting conference in Harare last week, Maridadi, who is now MDC-T Member of Parliament for Tafara-Mabvuku, said the calibre of current presenters at ZBC radio stations left a lot to be desired.

“Those girls at ZBC spend most of their time laughing and fidgeting on radio without discussing serious issues,” said Maridadi, once a popular presenter with the then ZBC's Radio 3, now PowerFM.

“Most people have lost interest because the radio is no longer as informative as it used to be.”

Maridadi said it is sad that despite being the most established broadcaster in the country, ZBC’s radio programming remains atrocious compared to its new competitors, ZIFM Stereo and Star FM Zimbabwe.

“I have listened to both ZBC radio and ZIFM Stereo presenters interviewing guests on radio on a similar subject. While ZIFM presenters are more probing and inquisitive, ZBC presenters tend to ask lousy and leading questions,” he said.

Speaking at the same meeting, ZBC’s head of News and Current Affairs Christopher Chivinge attributed the poor broadcasting standards at the corporation to lack of adequate training.

He said there is need for the establishment of a broadcasting training school in the country.


Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker